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10/12/00 to 09/09/01

Kern River Photo Galleries: 9/4/99 to 9/11/00 - 11/3/98 to 06/24/99

Last year's End of Summer SaleClick!
Annual End of the Summer Sale is September 8-9

Annual End of the Summer Sale is September 8-9, 2001

Our Annual End of Summer Sale has been extended and many boats and other items will be on sale until the end of the month. Thank you all for your support throughout the year.

IK at Ewings Rapid, Powerhouse Run, 06/11/01Click!
IK at Ewings Rapid, Powerhouse Run, 06/11/01

IK at Ewings Rapid, Powerhouse Run, 06/11/01

An Inflatable Kayak at Ewings Rapid. Inflatable kayaks are a great way to experience the thrill and adventure of whitewater paddling. They are stable and fun to paddle. There are one-person and two-person versions. If you are short on time try our Half-Day I.K. trip, or take the whole day and do our One-Day IK Combo. IK trips are perfect for youth and business groups. Call 800-457-2082 toll free for more information.

Free Kayak Demo WeekendClick!
Free Kayak Demo Days June 2 & June 10

Free Kayak Demo Days June 2 & June 10

There will be additional Free Kayak Demo Days on July 8 at Boulder Gulch, Lake Isabella, and July 21, at Miracle Hot Springs. See the Event Calendar for details.

2001 TEVA Kern Festival - Eric Southwick in a Wave Sport EZClick!
2001 TEVA Kern Festival - Eric Southwick in a Wave Sport EZ

2001 TEVA Kern Festival - Eric Southwick in a Wave Sport EZ

This RiverPhoto is of Eric Southwick doing a clean cartwheel in the prelims of the 2001 TEVA Kern Festival Rodeo at Riverside Park. Eric placed third in the Men's Pro Finals and earned a cool $600 for the effort. For full results and more photos see Kern Festival 2001 Results and Kern Festival 2001 Photos.

2001 Kern River Festival Head to Head Kayak RaceClick!
2001 Kern River Festival Head to Head Kayak Race
Eric Giddens & Eric Southwick

2001 Kern River Festival Head to Head Kayak Race
Eric Giddens & Eric Southwick

The Head-to-Head Kayak Race was run on parallel courses, with the finals a sprint run-off between the top four boats in each class. Boats were limited to 9 ft. and under. The Mens Pro Finals was particularly exciting, including Tao Berman, Eric Southwick, Sam Drevo, and Eric Giddens. At the finish, 5th in the world slalom kayaker Eric Giddens just edged World Playboating Champion Eric Southwick for the win.

Paul Armes on Brush Creek 03/20/01Click!
Paul Armes on Brush Creek 03/20/01

Paul Armes on Brush Creek 03/20/01

Check out Paul Armes in a Inazone 230 on the Upper Falls, and Katharine Haines in a Dagger CFS on the Lower Falls. Here's another unique view.

New Werner Bent Shaft PaddlesClick!
New Werner Bent Shaft Paddles 03/09/01

New Werner Bent Shaft Paddles 03/09/01

Check out the new Werner neutral bent shaft paddles. Neutral means that the grip and blades are all aligned with the main straight section of the shaft. Grip indexes are integrated which provides stable and smooth leverage during all strokes. The neutral bend allows an easier transition from a straight shaft. Paddling with a bent shaft reduces the stress on wrist, elbows, and shoulders. Pictured from left to right: Double Diamond, Side Kick, and Player neutral bent shaft paddles. In stock and ready to rip!

New Dagger CFS and SuperEgo 02/22/01Click!
New Dagger CFS and SuperEgo 02/22/01

New Dagger CFS and SuperEgo 02/22/01

Check out the new Dagger CFS and Super Ego. Designed for creeks, the CFS is 7'9" and has a quick surfacing 75 gallons. Safety features include a combination minicell/polyethylene bow wall, stainless steel grab handles/extraction bars, and ergonomics that allow for a "no-hands" exit The Ego and SuperEgo are super-loose freestyle kayaks with features that include adjustable thighbraces, adjustable seat, backband, and pre-cut hip bolsters. Here's what the hulls look like. Click on the following links to select these boats in the New Boat Barn: Ego - Super Ego - CFS

HPC QPF Forecast for WednesdayClick!
HPC QPF Forecast for Wednesday & Wednesday night 01/10/01

HPC QPF Forecast for Wednesday & Wednesday night 01/10/01

TheHPC QPF forecast shows 1.0 to over 2.0 inches of precipitation in the Sierra for the 24 hour period ending Thursday morning, with more snow following on Thursday

This was a farily accurate forecast with Snow Water Equivalents for the storm averaging about 2.0 inches.

New Wave Sport Boats, 11/17/00Click!
New Wave Sport Boats, 11/17/00

New Wave Sport Boats, 11/17/00

Wave Sport introduces four new boats with F.A.T. Outfitting. For more information and photos see New 2001 Wave Sport Kayaks

Challenged Athletes Foundation Spokesperson Rudy Garcia-Tolson - 07/24/00Click!
Rudy Garcia-Tolson

Rudy Garcia-Tolson

Last August we told you about Rudy Garcia-Tolson, an 11-year-old double amputee that we had the privilege to teach to kayak. Rudy was on the Travel Channel on Sunday, November 12, 2000 learning how to kayak with Sierra South.

Rudy is not just another kayaking student. Rudy is an inspirational athlete who despite the fact that he lost both legs above the knee at age five, is now a 12 year old sub nine-minute mile runner, swims 3,000 yds a day as a competitive swimmer, winning against able bodied swimmers, and has become one of the key success stories of the Challenged Athletes' Foundation.

Rudy has had his sights set on whitewater kayaking for a while. Watch how we improvised outfitting the kayak for Rudy and how he and the other young students in his class pit themselves against the mighty Wild & Scenic Kern River. Rudy is a very sensitive young man who touched all of us with his determination, positive outlook, and "braveheart". We hope you will tune in.

Peter Wiechers, Black Bottom Falls, 212 cfs.  09/25/00Click!
Peter Wiechers, Black Bottom Falls, 212 cfs. - Sept. 25,2000

Peter Wiechers, Black Bottom Falls, 212 cfs. - Sept. 25,2000 

Peter Wiechers running Black Bottom Falls at 212 cfs in a Pyranha Inazone 230.

NOAA/CPC Winter Outlook 2000-2001Click!
NOAA/CPC Winter Outlook 2000-2001 - Oct. 12,2000

NOAA/CPC Winter Outlook 2000-2001 - Oct. 12,2000

NOAA/CPC has released their Winter Outlook for 2000-2001. Potential Winter Weather Impacts compared to 1998-2000 include slightly cooler weather over much of the West, and "enhanced possibilities" for heavy rain events from Northern California to Southern Alaska.

Kern River Photo Gallery 9/4/99 to 9/11/00


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